Monday, May 20, 2013
Students from Babson College graduated over the weekend, with speakers from the Container Store, a Ghanian university and University of Virginia.
Over the weekend, Babson College in Wellesley graduated the class of 2013. The speakers were Patrick Awuah Jr., Founder and President, Ashesi University College in Ghana, Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store and Saras Sarasvathy, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Outgoing president Len Schlessinger wrote the following message for the outgoing students: Dear Degree Candidates, Families, and Friends— On behalf of the faculty and members of the Board of Trustees, I invite you to join us at the Babson College Commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2013. I am certain that you have all been looking forward to this day with a great degree of anticipation. For our students, Commencement brings to a …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Registration for 2013 summer camps is now open, and classes are already beginning to fill up.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Students express concerns about the College's new president, Kerry Healey, a decision administrators say came after considering 170 candidates.
When Babson College introduced their new President, Kerry Healey, she said she would be on campus and encouraged students to say hello. She closed her press conference speech saying, "My door and mind will always be open." There are still some students in the Babson Community concerned about her leadership of the college. Several students spoke with Boston.com about the transition, and expressed concern about Healey's appointment. They feel the selection process was hasty. Babson College's press release indicates that 170 candidates were considered, and that ultimately Healey was selected. She will be the first female president of the college, and replaces Len Schlessinger in the role. “It will be interesting to see how things change …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Former lieutenant governor speaks at press conference Monday.
Former Lieutenant Governor and Beverly resident Kerry Healey was introduced as the new president of Babson College at a press conference earlier today. The college made the announcement last night in a press release. Call me superstitious, but I would rather be known as Babson’s first woman president than as Babson’s 13th president," Healey joked. Healey spoke at a press conference Monday morning, emphasizing some of her goals for the college, which include preparing for the school's 100th anniversary in 2019 and promoting its status as a top-tanked business school for entrepreneurship. See the press conference on demand on the Babson College website, listed as "Babson College Announcement" dated March 25. Babson's goals and ambitions…
Former Mass. Lt. Governor elected to the position by Babson's board of trustees last night.
Babson College announced last night that former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey is coming on as the president of the university. Healey will start her new job on July 1. The previous President of the college, Len Schlesinger, stepped down in December. “My first move will be to sit down with the faculty and staff and students and alumnae and hear thoroughly what their hopes and dreams are for Babson, for its second century,” she told the Boston Globe. See the Boston.com piece for more. The college is live-streaming a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday to make the announcement. The college is also hosting a community welcome event in the Needham/Wellesley room in Olin Hall at 3 p.m. “I fervently believe that education and entrepreneurship are …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
For the 20th consecutive year, Babson College's MBA program is ranked number one nationally.
After 20 years consecutively, it may not be surprising: Babson College's MBA has been named number 1 in Entrepreneurship by a U.S. News & World Report. The college announced the ranking yesterday with a celebratory video. The full-time MBA program's ranking has increased by several places, bringing it up to #56, according to a press release. “We are pleased to announce that Babson has reached an extraordinary milestone as the leader in entrepreneurial education,” said President Len Schlesinger in the press release. “Reaching this milestone of being ranked No. 1 for 20 straight years is just one demonstration of why Babson is 'THE educator of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds.'” The College is also nationally ranked third in Business, and …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Gail Simmons, "Top Chef" judge and food writer, joining Babson College as entrepreneur-in-residence.
Gail Simmons, a food writer, culinary expert and judge on Bravo TV's Top Chef, is heading back to campus. She has been appointed as Babson College's entrepreneur-in-residence, the college announced yesterday, in a press release. In addition to her TV gigs, she also writes for Food & Wine and Kitchen Daily magazines, and is on the board of City Harvest, and the Women at NBCU Advisory Board, among others. “Gail Simmons will be a tremendous resource for our students and faculty interested in virtually any aspect of food,” said Cheryl Kiser, executive director of the Lewis Institute, in a press release. “She can bring opportunities to student entrepreneurs, offer the latest insights and thinking on food issues, and provide a wealth of …
Friday, January 18, 2013
New list from Businessweek places Babson College as the third best MBA program in the country. Most Boston-area colleges show increase in applicants.
A recent Businessweek ranking of the nation' business schools puts a Wellesley-based college near the top of its top ten. The Businessweek piece lists Babson College as the third business school in the country, behind MIT's Sloan school and first place Stanford. The ranking was compiled based on an online survey of the class of 2012 from 82 business schools nationwide. Out of a scale of 1 to 6, the average was 4.49 points. Babson College's score was 5.85, according to the Businessweek list. MIT came in at 5.87, Stanford at 5.95. "Babson has always been at the forefront of entrepreneurship education, and this ranking confirms that our students see great value in what we do. We're delighted to be near the top of this list of very …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
New list from TheBestSchools.org lists Babson College in their top 50 schools.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Below is a press release from TheBestSchools.org: Babson College is featured in a new article showcasing the best colleges in the United States. TheBestSchools.org has just released its ranking of best colleges, and Babson College ranked #34 on this list. In our ranking you won't find the big research universities that invest significantly more of their resources in graduate rather than undergraduate education. We selected schools that focus mainly on providing an excellent education to undergraduate students. During the selection process we gave great consideration to the prospects for personal enrichment and advancement that await students after graduation, but we also stressed factors such academic rigor, freedom of inquiry and …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Next year, Babson College's 12th president is quitting, at the end of the current school year.
After 4 years, Babson College is saying farewell to their twelfth president, the college reported last night. Babson College President Len Schlesinger announced to the community that he is stepping down yesterday evening. He will continue to run things until the end of the current academic year. In his farewell letter, Schlesinger writes, "These years have been extraordinary ones for me, and represent the highlight of my professional career in so many different ways. I am truly grateful to the entire Babson community for your trust, your partnership, and your support." The search to replace Len Schlesinger will be led by Babson Trustee, Gov. Craig Benson. It will begin immediately, kick off with listening sessions scheduled for this …